All items: Employment rights

  • WhatsApp and confidential data: where to draw the line with social media

    Date:
    19 May 2017

    An investment bank employee has been investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority after sharing confidential client information over WhatsApp. While a reasonable level of employee social media use at work may be acceptable, it is still important to have clear social media policies.

  • Legal and practical tips for employers on homeworking

    Date:
    12 May 2017

    This month on 19 May it is "National work from home day". So what should employers be aware of if they want to facilitate homeworking?

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, May 2017

    Date:
    4 May 2017

    This article lists all significant items of employment-related draft EU legislation that are currently in the legislative pipeline, or due to be proposed in the near future. It also shows proposals that have been adopted in the past six months.

  • Monitoring employee communications: WhatsApp case raises concerns

    Date:
    20 April 2017

    A recent legal case involving messaging service WhatsApp raises issues about monitoring employee communications. Nick Le Riche, a partner at Bircham Dyson Bell, offers practical tips on balancing employees' privacy rights with employers' need to protect confidential data.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, April 2017

    Date:
    3 April 2017

    This article lists all significant items of employment-related draft EU legislation that are currently in the legislative pipeline, or due to be proposed in the near future. It also shows proposals that have been adopted in the past six months.

  • Working when the clocks go forward: how should employers handle losing an hour?

    Date:
    27 March 2017

    The clocks went forward an hour at 1:00am on Sunday 26 March 2017. But what does this mean for staff who were working a night shift? How will it affect their pay? Should they have gone home at their usual home time, even though they have worked less time?

  • Subject access requests: recent cases raise questions on how employers must comply

    Date:
    21 March 2017

    Charles Wynn-Evans of Dechert LLP reports on some recent decisions on subject access requests, which will give employers food for thought.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, March 2017

    Date:
    2 March 2017

    This article lists all significant items of employment-related draft EU legislation that are currently in the legislative pipeline, or due to be proposed in the near future. It also shows proposals that have been adopted in the past six months.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, February 2017

    Date:
    9 February 2017

    This article lists all significant items of employment-related draft EU legislation that are currently in the legislative pipeline, or due to be proposed in the near future. It also shows proposals that have been adopted in the past six months.

  • Surveillance at work: the legal issues of using CCTV

    Date:
    24 January 2017

    CCTV used to require installation by specialist security engineers, but modern small-scale camera systems can now be rigged up by almost anyone. Pam Loch, managing partner of Loch Employment Law, looks at the legal implications of surveillance cameras in the workplace.

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